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Predicting Loaf Volume Without Baking the Bread

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When it comes to baking bread, the bigger the loaf, the better. But to determine the baking performance of wheat flour, food scientists had to bake a loaf of bread. That may not be necessary, thanks to a new mathematical model that uses specific...
17-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Swine Researcher to Share Expertise on Colibacillosis

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“It’s the diarrhea that can kill you,” noted professor emeritus David Francis, an expert on colibacillosis, an intestinal disease that affects newborn and weanling pigs. The toxin-producing E. Coli bacterium that causes the swine disease is...
2-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Timing, Resistant Varieties Help Decrease Wheat Virus

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Strategically timed planting and using resistant wheat varieties help decrease virus incidence, according to virologist Marie Langham. The South Dakota State University plant science professor has been working on wheat viruses for more than 25...
1-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Press Freedoms in Turkey Crumble, Germany Adds Fuel to the Fire

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Turkish tactics to limit freedom of speech and press have reached new heights, says Ankara native Evren Celik Wiltse. Not only has President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intimidated and jailed journalists in his own country, but his efforts have gone...
22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Developing Probiotic Mixes to Treat Intestinal Infections

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Antibiotics that fight infection can adversely affect the digestive tract and give destructive bacteria a chance to flourish, said assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences Joy Scaria. His research seeks to identify probiotic mixes...
11-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Learning Life’s Lessons Through Renaissance Literature

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Though the Renaissance literature was written more than 400 years ago, English professor Bruce Brandt said, “Modern students can find lots of things that can lead them to be better people.” The Harvard graduate has authored two books, co-edited...
10-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Preventing Antibiotic-Induced Kidney Failure

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When associate professor of pharmacy practice Tadd Hellwig of South Dakota State University and three pharmacy colleagues at the Sanford USD Medical Center noticed that some hospital patients given two common antibiotics developed kidney failure,...
1-Dec-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researching Seabirds in Alaska

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Eagles feasting on winterkill fish aren’t an inspiring sight to most young women, but they were to Anne Schaefer. The outing was fieldwork for an ornithology class at South Dakota State University that set Schaefer on the path to becoming an avian...
24-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Reconnecting Stream Habitat

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Jumping up a 2-foot waterfall is an impossible task for small fish like minnows and shiners. Such an obstacle can inhibit their ability to feed and spawn upstream. But state and federal wildlife agencies may soon be able to install fish ladders on...
24-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Protecting Soybean Roots

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Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root growth. Soybean fields affected by both feel the...
12-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Learning to Live with Fire, Necessity for Forest Communities

11-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Mother Nature Overshadows Impact of Anglers

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When it comes to reducing the number of walleye, anglers take a back seat to Mother Nature. That’s the one of the insights on harvest dynamics emerging from a research project to assess movement, mortality and the impact of anglers on walleye...
1-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Exercise to Keep MS Patients Active, Therapy May Help, Too

Resistance, stability and flexibility training can improve balance and other functional movements for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—and behavior therapy may further improve their quality of life. That’s the premise of a study that...
27-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT

Germany Adds Fuel to Turkey’s Assault on Freedom of Speech, Press

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22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT

Going Tobacco-Free, Tall Order for Health-Care Facilities

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Health-care facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and leases can be a tall order. A state-wide survey...
15-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Using Fungi to Decrease Need for Chemical Fertilizers

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Plants share their carbohydrates with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi that colonize their roots and, in exchange, these fungi provide their hosts with nitrogen and phosphorous. By exploiting this relationship, scientists may be able to increase the...
8-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT

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